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MY MOTHER WAS TAUGHT THIS POEM WHEN SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL AND SHE SAYS THAT SHE HAS NEVER FORGOTTEN IT: A WISE OLD O; SAT IN AN OAK,

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE, EXAMPLE ; CHIASMUS ; METER: ANAPESTIC DIMETER ; RHETORICAL QUESTION ; RHYME: MASCULINE, INTERNAL, AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

WHEN A FEATHER WEIGHS A POUND,/ WHEN A FOX SHALL CHOOSE A HOUND,/
WHEN THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END,/ THEN WILL I CEASE TO BE
YOUR FRIEND?

Where learned: LIBRARY

Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION ; RHYME ANIMAL ; RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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VERSE

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE,
COMING DOWN THE CHICAGO LINE.
IF THE TRAIN SHOULD JUMP THE TRACK,
DO YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK?

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL LOBBY

Keyword(s): RAILROAD ; RHETORICAL QUESTION ; RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

BIRDIE, BIRDIE IN THE SKY / DROPPED SOME WHITEWASH IN MY EYE.
AREN'T YOU GLAD THAT COWS DON'T FLY?

Data entry tech comment: LINES HAVE BEEN DIVIDED BY THE KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION HUMOR WISH METER EUPHEMISM ; RHYME: AAA

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; FRIENDSHIP (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

WHEN A FEATHER WEIGHS A POUND,/ WHEN A FOX SHALL CHOOSE A HOUND,/
WHEN THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END,/ THEN WILL I CEASE TO BE
YOUR FRIEND?

Where learned: LIBRARY

Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION ; RHYME ANIMAL ; RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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CAMP SONG WHERE DOES THE WIND COME FROM?

WHERE DOES THE WIND COME FROM, DOES ANYBODY KNOW?
WHERE DOES THE WIND COME FROM, BEFORE IT STARTS TO BLOW?
ON SATURDAY NIGHT, WHERE DOES HE HANG HIS HAT,
DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE THE WIND IS AT?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTIONS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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EMISSION TRADITION

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WHY FART AND WASTE IT WHEN YOU CAN BURP AND TASTE IT?

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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GRAFFITI

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QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF COEDS WHO SMOKE? MM
ANSWER: I AM A U OF D COED AND I SMOKE. I FEEL THAT THE FEMALE
STUDENT HAS EVERY BIT AS MUCH A RIGHT TO SMOKE AS THE MALE STUDENT.
I SMOKE 2 AND A HALF PACKS A DAY AND I ASSURE YOU I DO NOT SMOKE THE
BECAUSE THEY ARE A PHALLIC SYMBOL. I SMOKE, LIKE MANY OTHER STUDENT
TO RELIEVE THE TENSION OF EXAMS, TERM PAPERS, ETC. CONSIDERING THAT
OVER 60% OF THE FEMALE POPULATION HERE ON CAMPUS SMOKE (AS SHOWN IN
RECENT SURVEY) THE PERSON WHO ANSWERED "NOT MUCH" ABOVE IS OBVIOUSLY
A WOMAN HATER AND HE HAS AS WELL OBVIOUSLY NOT REALIZED HOW ENJOYABL
A CIGARETTE IS TO A COED WHO IS IMMERSED IN THE STRUGGLE OF STIFF
COLLEGE COMPETITION. HE HAS PROBABLY NEVER SMOKED A CIGARETTE IN HI
LIFE. I PERSONALLY BEGAN SMOKING AT THE AGE OF 14. MY PARENTS BOTH
SMOKE AND...GOOD LORD} I'M IN THE WRONG JOHN}

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS COPIED EXACTLY (PUNCTUATION INCLUDED) FROM A WALL IN A
MEN'S LAVATORY.

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'AND A HALF' WAS ADDED INSTEAD OF THE SYMBOLS. KW[ RHETORICAL QUESTION SURPRISE ENDING TOBAC

Where learned: MENS LAVATORY

Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION SURPRISE ENDING TOBAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: NO DATE RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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PROVERB

IF YOU CAN'T FIND TIME TO DO SOMETHING RIGHT,HOW ARE YOU GOING
TO FIND TIME TO DO IT OVE.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT KNOWN.

Data entry tech comment: GOOD ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO NEED TO TAKE THINGS AT A SLOWER PACE,AND
TAKE TIME TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.

Where learned: HOME ; BIRMINGHAM ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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PROVERB

IN WHOM WISDOM IS, IN HIM IS EVERYTHING; IN WHOM IT IS NOT, WHAT HAS
HE? HE WHO HAS ACQUIRED IT, WHAT DOES HE LACK? IN WHOM IT IS NOT,
WHAT HAS HE ACQUIRED?

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: THINKS FROM HER FATHER AS A SMALL GIRL.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PARK RIDGE

Keyword(s): WISDOM, CONTRAST, REPITITION

James Callow Keyword(s): PERIODIC SENTENCE ; RHETORICAL QUESTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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AN ITALIAN GESTURE FORMED BY CUPPING THE RIGHT
HAND WITH FINGERTIPS TOGETHER. THIS MEANS TO SAY:
ARE YOU CRAZY? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Foolishness Stupidity Insanity

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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